January 03, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) USA Volleyball has named Jamie Davis as its new CEO to replace Doug Beal, who retired at the start of the year.

Davis, whose hiring as the organization's seventh CEO was announced Tuesday by the national governing body, comes from a sports media, marketing and business background rather than the traditional volleyball path as has previously been the norm.

The 50-year-old Davis founded Jomadrew Sports and Entertainment LLC and formerly worked with online licensed merchandise retailer Fanatics Inc. He also is former president of what was the Versus network.

Beal was affiliated with USA Volleyball for 46 years as a national team player, coach, administrator and executive. He became the CEO of USA Volleyball in 2005.

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